"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Monday, July 18, 2005

Guilty! Guilty! GUILTY! 

Don't you hate it when you get caught moving the goalposts?
President Bush said Monday that if anyone on his staff committed a crime in the CIA-leak case, that person will "no longer work in my administration." His statement represented a shift from a previous comment, when he said that he would fire anyone shown to have leaked information that exposed the identity of a CIA officer.

We're getting awfully close to "no controlling legal authority" here. By the way, I see by way of my dear (but woefully misguided) friend Dan that Powerline - Time Magazine's "blog of the year," you will recall - is still clinging desperately to the canard that "Wilson lied in the New York Times about what he told the CIA after he returned from Niger. In fact, far from debunking the concern that Iraq may have tried to buy uranium from Niger, Wilson reported that Niger's former Prime Minister told him that Iraq had made just such an overture in 1999." Evidently, the worthies there missed the correction run by the Washington Post, in which they admitted that it was Iran, not Iraq, that had pursued such a deal. Of course, much as I hate to make excuses for the troglodytes at Powerline, their mistake is actually quite excusable - the Post buried its correction. That darned liberal media strikes again!

 

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